$400,000 to Toronto Gay Pride a stimulant too far

Last week’s announcement of a $400,000 grant to Toronto’s Gay Pride Week is the latest indication of how detached the Harper Conservatives have become...

Who’s really to blame for the Ann Coulter affair at University of Ottawa?

Now that the storm surrounding Ann Coulter’s visit to University of Ottawa has subsided, it’s worth while asking who is really to blame for...

Rethinking Senate Reform

The government’s decision to prorogue Parliament until early March in response to the Senate’s obstruction of its legislative agenda has once again thrust the...

When it comes to public finance, nothing should be a “no-brainer”

The controversy surrounding the Harper government’s decision to give $400K to Toronto’s Gay Pride Festival continues to grow. In his July 9th column in...

U.S. Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats barking up the wrong tree on health care

Critics of U.S. President Barack Obama’s desired health care reforms – including so-called “Blue Dog Democrats” – claim that his plan is just too...

Forget the badges - Iran and Nazi Germany have more in common than hatred...

Winston Churchill once remarked that the poor response of the free world to the emergence of Nazi Germany told much about the profound “unteachability”...

A ‘shocking’ subsidy plan from the McGuinty Government

We’ve all heard the stories about people who live in subsidized housing somehow or other being able to afford the big screen TVs or...

Unfettered speech is not dangerous, unfettered power is

Joseph C. Ben-AmiOne would think that if anyone could mount a strong defence of Canada’s much maligned human rights commissions and their role in...

A small step toward fixing Canada’s broken immigration system

I’ve often said that the single greatest problem Canada faces today is the general, and in my view cataclysmic, decline in the quality of...

What the…? Tories resurrect Court Challenges Program

For more than a year now, prominent conservatives have been warning – some publicly – about the drift of the Harper Tories away from...

The daycare lobby produces another slick piece of political propaganda

Princeton University’s online dictionary of English terms defines ‘confidence game’ as “a swindle in which you… persuade a person to buy worthless property.” That...

Enough already! My response to Marci McDonald

It has been several weeks since the book The Armageddon Factor was released, igniting a storm of controversy that author Marci McDonald says she...

RIP: Big Blue Machine

Crushing – that’s the only way to describe the latest Liberal victory in Ontario. Crushing, and yet, not altogether surprising. In case nobody noticed, Ontario’s...

Balancing workers’ rights and union privileges

Balancing workers

If they were any group but Christians, Garth Turner would never get away with...

Last Friday. May 26 Dr. Charles McVety, President of Canada Family Action Coalition and Canada Christian College, was asked to participate in a televised...